“Malaysians for Beng Hock” Campaign


The family of the late Teoh Beng Hock, who died a mysterious death at the Selangor’s MACC headquarter, calls on all Malaysians to continue support in their quest to seek truth and justice. They say that their quest is beyond the Teoh’s family and it extends to the future generations of Malaysians.

At the recent public forum “Injustice for 1 Year : What Say You Malaysians?” held on Monday August 16, 2010 evening at the KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, the sister, Teoh Lee Lan said the number of people at events related to Beng Hock has been gradually decreasing since his funeral service last year.

She had said, “We are non-partisan. This is not a political issue, but it is about the country and the kind of system we have.”

A group of NGOs, civil societies and individuals came together and formed a movement to ensure justice is secured for the family and the greater Malaysians. They call themselves “Malaysians for Beng Hock”. It is a movement in support of Beng Hock’s family. It is a movement in search of justice. It is a movement against state-sponsored torture. It is a movement for all of us Malaysians who care.

Citizen Journalist R. Vijay Kumar met several of the Coordinators of “Malaysians for Beng Hock” campaign on Wednesday August 18, 2010 at the Bangunan Mahkamah Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah in Shah Alam.

The three coordinators, Chong Kok Siong, age 40, Ng Yap Hwa, age 32 and Lim Zhen Hui, age 22 shared some brief information on the campaign.

For further information of the campaign and future activities, kindly view the website, http://MalaysiansForBengHock.wordpress.com.

Fund Raising: The movement needs funds to run the “Malaysians for Beng Hock” campaign; organizing various events, print of banners, flyers, stickers, badges, T-shirts, VCD etc.  They seek well wishers to heartily make contributions to their fund, a joint bank account:
Maybank current a/c no: 564146533656
Maybank joint a/c        : Teoh Lee Lan or Liau Kok Fah

Teoh Lee Lan, Beng Hock’s sister, is the chairperson of this campaign, and Liau Kok Fah is the Chairperson of Civil Rights Committee of KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.

Teoh Beng Hock was the political secretary for Selangor state executive committee member Ean Yong Hian Wah. On July 15, 2009, Beng Hock was taken in for interrogation by MACC’s official on the case of an apparent misuse of fund by Ean Yong. However, Beng Hock was found dead the next day nine floors below the Selangor’s MACC headquarter at Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam. Beng Hock was getting married on that day.

Video by R. Vijay Kumar, Citizen Journalist